The Clinical Journey
We want you to achieve optimal physical performance without the use of unnecessary painkillers, injections or even surgery. We always aim to identify and treat the underlying causes of pain and injury, as well as the symptoms themselves, so that our patients can expect long term, lasting relief and not just a quick fix.
Pain & Injury
Maintenance & Review
Pain & Injury
Most pain does not start with a one-off traumatic injury. Around 95% of the time, patients develop pain quite gradually and do not remember a single injuring event.
So, most of the time, it is better to think of the physical aspects of pain as being due to the body not coping with low level repeated stress, rather than actually being damaged.
In fact, our pain threshold is set relatively low compared to the amount of force and stress actually required to cause our tissues any damage.
“Around 95% of the time, patients develop pain quite gradually and do not remember a single injuring event”
Enhancing your capabilities
The volume of stress your tissues can tolerate without breaking down within a given period of time is dependent on past injury, tissue quality, age, flexibility, strength and, very importantly, how efficiently we habitually move and hold ourselves. We all have our limits and even the best athletes in the world will break down with some kind of problem if they do too much. We sometimes refer to this as your “envelope of function”.
The important thing is that most of us are able to improve this functional capacity through a combination of physiotherapy, movement pattern correction and exercise conditioning.
Whether you are recovering from a traumatic injury, have maybe had surgery or are not in pain at all but just looking to enhance your performance, by expanding your functional envelope, we can help you enjoy higher levels of physical activity without undue stress and discomfort